Madeira voted as the safest destination in Europe for Christmas pandemic by and this is why:

Madeira is the safest European destination for your holiday this winter. With up to 12 times fewer cases of Covid-19 per million inhabitants than other European destinations and no deaths, Madeira is a safe place for your Christmas holidays.

In addition to the “Safe and Clean” label implemented by the Portuguese National Tourist Office, the regional authorities of Madeira have set up very rigorous health charters to welcome travellers in the best safety conditions while guaranteeing you dedicated holidays for leisure, discovery and relaxation.

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In Madeira, precaution and relaxation make the perfect combination for your winter holiday. No quarantine is required on arrival thanks to the Covid-19 test that you will have carried out before your trip (maximum 72 hours before your departure). Scanning at the airport reinforces these security measures and various devices are put in place (hydro alcoholic gels available, masks in crowded streets). Everything is very simple and very well explained on the madeirasafetodiscover site. A mask is compulsory in some places but not at the beach (discover the most beautiful beaches in Madeira) or for sporting activities in Madeira and walks in nature.

This winter, treat yourself to a real breath of fresh air and discover the most beautiful tropical destination in Europe. Its Christmas market, awarded the title of ‘Best Sunny Christmas Markets in Europe’, is exactly what you need after these difficult times: sublime illuminations in Funchal (and in the 4 corners of the island), exotic fruits and flowers, local crafts, Madeira wine and 100% local cakes. Let the magic work and leave in complete safety by treating yourself to a winter holiday in Madeira.


Market Night is held on December 23rd, when Madeirans do their last-minute Christmas shopping and it is in this hustle and bustle that the spirit of the “Festivity” can best be felt, the nickname given by the Madeirans to identify Christmas. Do not miss the end of year festivities, Madeira has been awarded several times with the title of “Best New Year’s Eve Destination in Europe”. Fill up on sun, vitamin C and breathtaking scenery this winter by booking your winter holiday to Madeira Islands.


 Opening dates (Christmas market): 1st December 2020 (Market Night is held on December 23rd) to the 10th January 2021. 

Sanitary measures: Passengers flying to the Madeira archipelago have to present a negative test to COVID-19 carried out within 72 hours prior to departure, or they can perform it upon arrival. Mask not compulsory for beach, sports activities, nature walks. Form to be completed before your trip.

 Nearest airport: Book your flights, rent a car, accommodation, as well as your tours and activities to discover Madeira.

See What to Expect from Christmas and New Year Festivities and 5 Reasons why Madeira is the Best Place to Visit Post-COVID

Source: europeanbestdestinations